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Song sparrow

Melospiza melodia

Description:

Great description and Song sparrows song in: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/song_...

Habitat:

They like edges... of woods, of marshes, overgrown fields, even backyards and birdfeeders

Notes:

Saw the first one this year 03/25/11 Cool facts from Cornell lab: The oldest known Song Sparrow lived to be 11 years, 4 months old. Song Sparrows eat mainly seeds and fruits, supplemented by many kinds of invertebrates in summer. Prey include weevils, leaf beetles, ground beetles, caterpillars, dragonflies, grasshoppers, midges, craneflies, spiders, snails, and earthworms. Plant foods include buckwheat, ragweed, clover, sunflower, wheat, rice, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, and wild cherries. Food types vary greatly depending on what’s common across the Song Sparrow’s extensive range. In British Columbia, Song Sparrows have even been observed picking at the droppings of Glaucous-winged Gulls. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/song_...

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Maine, USA

Lat: 44.51, Long: -68.23

Spotted on Apr 1, 2010
Submitted on Mar 27, 2011

Reference

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